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Archive: Sustainability

13 Nov 2014

A Scientist's Call for Civility And Diversity in Conservation

by DIANE TOOMEY
The ongoing debate over how to value the natural world has become rancorous and counterproductive, says marine biologist Jane Lubchenco. It is time, she tells Yale Environment 360, for the dispute to end and for conservation efforts to become more diverse. READ MORE

11 Nov 2014

A Scourge for Coal Miners Stages a Brutal Comeback

by KEN WARD JR.
Black lung — a debilitating disease caused by inhaling coal dust — was supposed to be wiped out by a landmark 1969 U.S. mine safety law. But a recent study shows that the worst form of the disease now affects a larger share of Appalachian coal miners than at any time since the early 1970s. READ MORE

04 Nov 2014

Fostering Community Strategies For Saving the World's Oceans

by CRYSTAL GAMMON
To conservationist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, getting coastal communities involved in plans to protect their waters is critical for protecting the planet's oceans. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, she talks about her work in one Caribbean island and how it shows how such a strategy can get results. READ MORE

30 Oct 2014

A Conservationist Sees Signs of Hope for the World’s Rainforests

by RHETT BUTLER
After decades of sobering news, a prominent conservationist says he is finally finding reason to be optimistic about the future of tropical forests. Consumer pressure on international corporations and new monitoring technology, he says, are helping turn the tide in efforts to save forests from Brazil to Indonesia. READ MORE

09 Oct 2014

True Altruism: Can Humans Change To Save Other Species?

by VERLYN KLINKENBORG
A grim new census of the world’s dwindling wildlife populations should force us to confront a troubling question: Are humans capable of acting in ways that help other species at a cost to themselves? READ MORE

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08 Dec 2014: Latin American and Caribbean Nations Pledge Major Forest Restorations

03 Dec 2014: Public Largely Unaware of Meat And Dairy's Contribution to Climate Change

02 Dec 2014: Five Questions for Gus Speth On His Environmental Evolution

17 Nov 2014: Old-Growth Forest in China Shrinking Despite Protections, Study Says

13 Nov 2014: Interview: Bringing Civility and Diversity to Conservation Debate

04 Nov 2014: Interview: Saving World’s Oceans Begins With Coastal Communities

30 Sep 2014: Half of the Planet's Animals Lost Since 1970, Report Says

24 Sep 2014: Nations Announce Agreement To End Forest Loss by 2030 at UN Summit

19 Sep 2014: Global Population on Track to Reach 11 Billion by 2100, Researchers Say

17 Sep 2014: Shift to Mass Transit Could Have Major Economic and Climate Benefits


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